DEAR NEW FARM:
I really enjoy the New Farmer
Forums but I noticed that you recently changed the format.
You now have the most recent posts at the top of the first
page, with the older posts on the back pages. For what it
is worth, I really liked it when Page 1 started out with the
very first post and then read the forum in order. This way,
I have to jog down the page to find where I left off reading
from so I can pick up where I left off. It was so much easier
to got into a forum, pick the last page I was on last time
and read all the new posts, especially since everyone is busy
and does not post every day. I hope you will consider changing
the format back to the way it was.
DEAR MARLENE AND
Yes, we did recently switch the format of the New
Farm Forums so that each string of conversation begins
with the most recent posting instead of the oldest with the
idea that readers would not have to flip through multiple
pages to get to the current conversation. But since Marlene
has commented she likes it better the old way, we want to
know if more of you feel the same. What do you think? Please
send your preference—“oldest to newest”
or “newest to oldest”—to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Speaking of the forums, stop by and say
“hi” to Cody Guhl, a high school student who’s
started his own chicken business, listen
in as an experienced cattle rancher gives sound advice
to a younger one about buying and raising feeder cattle, or
Harry figure how he can perform a pre-seed tillage in
early spring with minimal impact to the earthworm population.
Enjoy (each other),
us with comments, suggestions and questions.